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Bill To Revive Restrictions On Sex-Offender Housing Stalls

Republican Sen. Sharon Runner of Lancaster introduced SB54 after the state Supreme Court ruled that prohibiting all sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of schools or parks goes too far.

06/30/2015

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Senate Approves High School Sexual Violence Prevention Bill

SB695 would require school districts to make sexual violence prevention part of the curriculum at school districts where health education is a high school graduation requirement.

06/01/2015

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Congresswoman Apologizes For Native American Whooping-Cry Caricature

Speaking to delegates at a state Democratic convention Sunday, the 10-term congresswoman said she said something offensive “and for that I sincerely apologize.”

05/17/2015

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State Lawmakers Advance Bill To Boost Calif. School Immunization Rates

State senators have passed a controversial bill aimed at increasing California’s school immunization rates.

05/14/2015

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Sanchez Announces Bid For Boxer’s US Senate Seat

It’s official: Garden Grove Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez will run for the seat set to be vacated by U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer.

05/14/2015

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-MN), escorted by California Republican Party chairman Tom Del Beccaro, arrives to deliver a speech to the California Republican Party Convention banquet September 16, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. The three-day California Republican Party 2011 Fall Convention and the straw poll started today in downtown Los Angeles.  (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Former GOP Chairman Enters US Senate Race In California

Tom Del Beccaro, a former chairman of the California Republican Party, announced Sunday that he’s undertaking a longshot bid to succeed Barbara Boxer as California’s next U.S. senator.

04/26/2015

A statue of Father Junipero Serra, the founder of Californias missions and a controversial figure for his role in a process that began the decimation of the Native American population, stands in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 30, 2015. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Slam Plan To Replace Statue Of Calif. Missionary With Sally Ride Memorial

Southland lawmakers are criticizing a vote by the California State Senate to replace a statue in the U.S. Capitol of one of the state’s key historical figures with one of astronaut Sally Ride.

04/14/2015

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Lawmakers Want High Schools To Teach ‘Yes Means Yes’ For Sex

Senate President Kevin de Leon and Assemblywoman Hanna-Beth Jackson announced legislation on Tuesday that would require school districts where health education is a high school graduate requirement to make sexual violence prevention a part of the curriculum.

03/03/2015

California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks onstage on October 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Variety)

AP Source: California Attorney General Kamala Harris To Run For US Senate

Harris has been in office since 2011 and is the first woman, the first African American and the first South Asian to hold the office in the state’s history.

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Newsom Will Not Run For Boxer’s Senate Seat

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom confirmed Monday he will not run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer.

01/12/2015

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Former Lawmaker Plots Return To Antelope Valley Senate Seat After Lung Transplant

Former Republican Sen. Sharon Runner announced this week that she is taking steps to run in a special election that will be called to fill a state Senate seat in the Antelope Valley.

12/30/2014

State Senator Roderick Wright was convicted of perjury in January after lying about his residence. (credit: senate.ca.gov)

California Assemblyman Favored To Replace Disgraced Senator

A termed-out state assemblyman was favored Tuesday to succeed state Sen. Rod Wright, who resigned in September after being sentenced for lying about where he lived when he ran for office.

12/09/2014

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Lawmakers Push For Changes To Higher Education

Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, introduced SB15 on Tuesday that would increase state funding, redirect funds from a scholarship program, and charge a higher rate to out-of-state students.

12/02/2014

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California Leader Preps For Expensive Swearing-In

Sen. Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles has invited 2,000 guests, including about 200 officeholders, to witness his swearing-in as Senate president pro tempore during a Wednesday ceremony at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

10/14/2014

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Lawmakers Approve Measure That Would Make Calif. First To Impose Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

08/30/2014

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